Baitz, whose play Other Desert Cities was read during the 2010 Ojai Playwrights Conference prior to its acclaimed Off-Broadway debut this winter at Lincoln Center Theater, is being presented with the 2011 OPC Award for his contribution to American theatre.
OPC artistic director Robert Egan directs the 5:30 evening at Matilija Auditorium, which explores the themes of love, lust and laughter in Baitz's plays.
The performance will be followed by cocktails, a gourmet dinner and music at St. Thomas Aquinas Hall.
Baitz's plays include The Paris Letter, Ten Unknowns, Mizlansky/Zilinsky or Schmucks, A Fair Country, The Film Society, The Substance of Fire, The End of the Day and Three Hotels. He has also written the screenplays for "The Substance of Fire" and "People I Know" as well as for TV's "Brothers & Sisters" (which he created), "The West Wing" and "Alias."
For tickets, phone (805) 640-0400 or visit OjaiPlays.